– Tampere 42nd International Short Film Festival is coming in March 2012
01/17/2012 announces the 42nd Tampere International Short Film Festival, taking place from the 7th to 11th March 2012.

Online PR News – 17-January-2012 – – This festival is recognises the finest film shorts in the world, none of which is over 30 minutes in length. Each year nearly 500 short films are shown and more than 30,000 people attend.

This annual festival is the oldest of its kind in Scandinavia. The mix of modern short films and classics, along with the competition entries, attracts film buffs from all over the world. The festival programme includes documentaries, fiction, contemporary, animations and special screenings. Up and coming filmmakers are also promoted at the festival and students have a chance to talk to professional filmmakers.

For filmmakers, this festival has a Finnish competition level as well competitions open to international entries. The films for the separate categories have different screening times. Of the many films in the categories, a jury of five international members, one of whom is Finnish, chooses the winning film. The best overall film in the festival’s competition wins the ‘Grand Prix’ prize of a trophy and 5,000 Euros, and there are three lesser cash prizes. The audience participates by voting for their favourite film in the categories and the winner receives a Diploma of Merit.

For out of town visitors, Tampere hotels offer a convenient means of staying close to the events. Visitors to the city can choose what locale they want, which is part of the reason why the hotels are so convenient. There are also many different types of accommodation available, in a range of budgets. However, due to the popularity of the film festival, accommodation in Tampere should be arranged as soon as possible.

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